Applicants may be asked to self identify so that we may understand if we are attracting a diverse group of candidates to open positions at the University. Completion of the Employment Equity based questions is voluntary.
Yes, it is completely voluntary.
Yes, you should identify yourself under all of the designated groups that apply to you.
Disabilities can be both visible and non-visible. Either way, you can self-identify as having a disability if you consider yourself to be disadvantaged in employment by reason of that impairment.
The following are some examples of disabilities:
- Addiction (e.g. alcoholism, drug etc.)
- Anxiety disorder (e.g. obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, panic disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, etc.)
- Blindness or vision loss (Note: If your glasses/contact lenses correct the vision loss, do not include yourself in this category)
- Cancer (e.g. breast, prostate, lung, etc.)
- Coordination or dexterity disability (e.g. cerebral palsy, arthritis, etc.)
- Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing
- Eating disorder (e.g. anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa)
- Learning disability (e.g. dyslexia, etc.)
- Speech impediment
- Mobility impairment (e.g. due to spinal cord injury, amputation, etc.)
- Mood disorder (e.g. clinical depression, bipolar disorder, etc.)
- Non-visible physical disability (e.g. epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, heart condition, haemophilia, etc.)